Self-Defense Case Studies

Thousands of Americans have been arrested, sued, fired, jailed, and bankrupted after a self defense shooting!

With the proper legal defense, most people can avoid criminal prosecution and financial ruin. But without it, your life could be destroyed forever. Consider these real-life stories of people just like you who used a gun in self defense but suffered the consequences of not having a legal and financial plan in place to protect their rights.

Jay Rodney Lewis

jay rodney lewisJay Rodney Lewis was a 49- year-old former law enforcement officer in Iowa with a permit to carry a concealed weapon. While driving home one night, he was confronted by two men, one a drunk, convicted felon.

After using his gun in self defense, Lewis was arrested and jailed with bond set at $225,000. A jury found that he acted appropriately, but he spent 112 days in jail, lost his job and all his possessions, and found himself homeless and penniless.


Carl Kozlosky

carl kozloskyCarl Kozlosky was a 53-year-old Cleveland Ohio man. While on an all night crack binge, a convicted murderer broke down Kozlosky’s back door and began beating his girlfriend. Kozlosky shot the man with a .38 caliber revolver.

Even though he acted in defense, he was convicted of murder and sentenced to 18 years to life. It took two years for the verdict to be overturned and another year for him to be released on a $10,000 bond.


Harold Fish

harold fishHarold Fish was a 57-year-old retired high school teacher in Arizona with a clean record and a license to carry a concealed weapon. While hiking, a man charged him, waving his arms and threatening to kill him. Harold Fish shot the man in self defense.

A jury found him guilty of second degree murder and he spent 3 years in prison and half a million dollars in legal fees before the conviction was reversed.


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